Though the first season of Agent Carter wasn’t a big performer in terms of ratings, the short-form show added what was needed on the network with a mix of Marvel material to draw in that audience, period piece material that’s rare on the big networks, and a female lead show that played into ABC’s wheelhouse. And it let Agents of SHIELD get a breather so that when it came back it could run hard into its final half. Now ABC has announced that the second season of Agent Carter will premiere on January 5th, 2016 and will be a two hour premiere as part of its ten episode run. They’ve also given out a new image from the series with Hayley Atwell living it up in Los Angeles.
The series stars Hayley Atwell with recent confirms of James D’Arcy, Dominic Cooper and Enver Gjokaj as coming back and others being finalized.
Plot concept: Dedicated to the fight against new atomic age threats in the wake of World War II, Peggy must now journey from New York City to Los Angeles for her most dangerous assignment yet. But even as she discovers new friends, a new home — and perhaps even a new love — she’s about to find out that the bright lights of the post-war Hollywood mask a more sinister threat to everyone she is sworn to protect.